UWI light on Haiti

The University of the West Indies (UWI) was aglow with candles, as students and members of staff gathered to commemorate the lives lost in Haiti throughout the years.

The procession which began at the Leslie Robinson Building, encircled the Cave Hill campus and finished at the Errol Barrow Centre of Creative Imagination (EBCCI).

Strategically held on All Souls Day, which honours those who have passed, the group whilst holding their candles sang and dance as they reached the EBCCI.

Organiser of the event, Yanique Hume, revealed that the campus will be holding three weeks of events which highlight the culture of the country.

“UWI has embarked on a series of activities to help raise a greater awareness about Haiti and to stimulate relief efforts that would hopefully towards sustained collective action and change,” the cultural studies lecturer told Barbados TODAY.

On the grounds of the EBCCI, Hume held a traditional memorial ceremony for those Haitian ancestors.